The Reserves Act has three main functions. Firstly, it aims to provide for the preservation and management, for the benefit and enjoyment of the public, areas of New Zealand with some special feature or value. Secondly, it tries to ensure, as far as practicable, the preservation of representative natural ecosystems or landscapes and the indigenous species of flora and fauna, both rare and commonplace, they contain. And lastly it aims to ensure as far as practicable, the preservation of access for the public to the coastline, islands, lakeshore and riverbanks and to encourage the protection and preservation of the natural character of these areas. The Reserves Act provides for the acquisition of land for reserves, and the classification and management of reserves (including leases and licences).
|Author||Government of New Zealand|
|Publisher||Government of New Zealand|